Saturday, April 02, 2022

Accident occurred April 02, 2022 in Columbia County, Florida

Columbia County Sheriff's Office -

This morning, deputies responded to the area of SR47 and Sedgefield Lane in reference to a helicopter crash. Upon arrival, they located a helicopter which had crashed near the roadway. They rendered aid to the 2 occupants who had minor injuries. The information was forwarded to the FAA who will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash. We are thankful both occupants of the helicopter only sustained minor injuries and no one else was injured.

COLUMBIA CITY, Florida — A helicopter crash Saturday morning in southern Columbia County led to just minor injuries.

Late Saturday morning, deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Sedgefield Lane and State Road 47 to reports of a helicopter crash, which crashed alongside the roadway.

The two occupants onboard the rotorcraft suffered minor injuries and walked away from the crash.

Steven Khachigan, a spokesman for the CCSO, said he didn’t know if those onboard were from Columbia County or not. He said, though, a family member of the pilot was expected to retrieve the rotorcraft from the crash site.

Khachigan also said deputies didn’t know what caused the crash.

“That’s not really our area of expertise,” he said about helicopter crashes.

The Sheriff’s Office has reported the crash to the Federal Aviation Administration, which will investigate the incident.

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